Combination of two colors as applying gradients in design


There are many cases where we talk about color scheme, although we have usually done to treat them as colors that appear even in combination, appear so lonely.

Perhaps the need for a logo or a website. We have a main color, we have studied psychology and perfectly know what we want to convey and now only need help from the color wheel to know what colors combine to enhance these characteristics.

However, as we have approved this note, today we will go one step further and talk about the color, but in a case where we do not take one main, but two equally important to bring about a gradient.

GraphicsIf it is true, but in creative Silo we are not much given to the use of degraded, we have accompanied us in this March and soon you will see our new template for WordPress Paulie.

To our knowledge, gradients must be visually behave like a flat bottom, when the eye sees it, do not think that there is any kind and effect, it is a natural fit between two colors.

Do we learn more about degraded?

How to make a gradient

Make a gradient hand, can certainly complex, but both designers and typesetters are no spare tools for degraded. On Gradients in CSS, Ricardo will speak very pronto, and for designers, programs like Illustrator or Corel Draw have tools very simple to make the gradient based on the two main colors.

The difficulty of the gradient is not in their making but the choice of colors. The result pretender in full of the colors used for its design … For that we have our color wheel ! Depending on the effect we want to convey, we must select a color scheme complementary, analogous …

Remember, the choice of colors will determine if our gradient is 90s or today now pastels trend so that our gradient is present in our project, but not the most important of it.

Anyway if you have any doubt to choose color combinations, here I leave a tool that surely will be of great help uigradients. They are preset combinations so only you must copy the color code colors and voila!

Gradient types

Especially when we talk about gradients, we think in two colors. True, we can make a few color gradient want. In fact we can go to infinity linking degraded, if the last first gradient color is the first color gradient follows. It will depend on to what we are using.

As we discuss below, keep in mind that you are using the gradient. It’s a figure with great importance and that can happen very quickly to the complex way, so we must be careful that it does not become the leading figure of the design dismissing the really essential element.

Moreover, when we make a gradient, we can do it mainly in two ways, linear or radial.

For the radial gradient, as its name suggests, we start from a central color is degraded to the outside of the circle. We’re not saying you have to be applied to a circular figure, we can apply it on any surface, but if degraded will occur radially.

If the gradient, however, and linear s will be unlike one edge of the square. We take a rectangle and apply a straight line, in the sense and inclination to want and the gradient will run on that line.

Vs degraded if not

In recent years we have heard a lot of gradients. In principle f hey were an intrinsic option in the design of the 2000s (which was already 90). In almost any logo that lend the corresponding gradient is included. Sure you have very displayed. The colors used to go on grayscale or perhaps metallic colors and gradients wanted these particular attention, including an effect that made ​​me unique design.

Thus, many may think that the gradients are not compatible with flat design (surely ye viewing such gradients). However (and thankfully), the trend has been changing degraded until our days. One of the first things to consider is that while we printed degraded before any independent surface mind resignation and size, at present, the gradient is applied to all surfaces of funds or larger.

Visually is not the same include a gradient on a logo, which normally have very little surface on the bottom where the logo is printed, hence the difference.

Degraded consider a good tool to print on a background, a large area where a message display creative fonts or as head of a blog. A place where degraded print catches your eye, but does not reach all the visual attention. The gradient should be seen as a fund in which the transition from one color to another and not to apply an effect to be seen.

Anyway, as I said elsewhere in this article, great importance to the success of our degraded resulting in the choice of colors the same. So I say, degraded yes, but with control!

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